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CONvergence 2014 Guest of Honor Badges

Since co-founding the first CONvergence in 1999, I’ve drawn unique, custom badge art for every CONvergence Guest of Honor, every year. It’s time consuming, but I believe—both as a convention runner and as a frequent guest at conventions myself—that it creates a powerful first impression towards CONvergence being a unique convention experience.

I usually try to reference something from a given guest’s body of work in a clever way, as well as try to incorporate our mascot, Connie, on badges for Guests who have been to CONvergence before and are already familiar with the character. Here are the custom Guest of Honor badges I created this year for our CONvergence 2014 Guests.

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Amy Berg

One of Amy’s projects is the digital series, Caper, for Geek and Sundry. It seemed appropriate to highlight one of the superheroes from that show, so I drew the armored alter ego of The Machine.

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Emma Bull

Emma Bull is probably best known in the Twin Cities for her Minneapolis-based urban fantasy novel, War for the Oaks, so I wanted to visually reference that setting, including the novel’s protagonist, Eddi McCandry, and the shape-shifting phouka.

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C Robert Cargill

Cargill is a long-time friend of CONvergence as well as a personal friend of mine. Knowing his tastes, it was a no-brainer to suit him up as Ace Hunter from Megaforce, with Connie along for the ride on his jet-powered, flying motorcycle.

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Sarah Clemens

Much of Sarah’s work features the characters of Magnus the cat and Loki the Norwegian Speartail Dragon, so doing something with them seemed the obvious choice. I understood Magnus & Loki are known to be pair of troublemakers, and somehow a “Usual Suspects” motif emerged…

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Matthew Ebel

Musician Matt Ebel includes many references to robots, including GLaDOS from Portal. So I placed GLaDOS in front of a keyboard and added Matthew’s trademark beard. This was the design from this year that I most questioned how it would go over, but Matthew was delighted with it. Whew!

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Scott Lynch

This was Scott’s first time as a CONvergence Guest of Honor but he’s been attending the convention for many years, so I had no problem casting Connie as the Gray King standing in front of Red Seas Under Red Skies from Scott’s Gentleman Bastard series of novels.

CONvergence 2014 welcomed several Guests of Honor with connections to Disney’s Gargoyles as part of our celebration of the Gargoyles 20th Anniversary. In light of this, I did a mash-up of a Gargoyles character with another thing a given Guest of Honor was known for. 
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Greg Guler

Greg was Lead Character Designer for Gargoyles and currently serves in the same capacity on Phineas and Ferb, so his badge featured a mash-up of Brooklyn and Phineas and Ferb’s Agent P.

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Frank Paur

Frank was the Supervising Producer on Gargoyles and in recent years has served as art director and director of many Marvel animation projects, including Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, so I drew Dr. Bruce Banner transforming into Gargoyles’ Broadway, in an homage to the cover of The Incredible Hulk #1.

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Marina Sirtis

Marina Sirtis was the voice of the villainous Demona on Gargoyles, which stood in stark contrast with her role as Counsellor Deanna Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation. So I couldn’t resist putting Demona in Troi’s uniform… With a phaser rifle thrown in for good measure.

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Greg Weisman

I’ve been lucky enough call Greg a colleague and a friend for several years. The majority of our work together was on the Young Justice comic book for DC Comics, so dressing Goliath as Young Justice’s Nightwing seemed oddly appropriate. Whelmed, even.

So that wraps up all of the CONvergence 2014 badge art. If you didn’t see it yet, be sure to check out the CONvergence 2014 membership badge art as well! And if you’re interested in checking out more badge art from previous years, I’ve got most of it posted on my blog under the “Badge Art” tag – click here to check it out!

CONvergence is Imminent!

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CONvergence is Imminent! Per usual, I’m finishing up last minute things before heading to the hotel tomorrow. I’m really looking forward to hanging out with Greg Weisman and talking Gargoyles and Young Justice all weekend.

I’m also on two shipping panels on Saturday night. I blame Tumblr for that. You can’t see it, but I’m right now comically shaking my fist in the direction I presume Tumblr to be. Yeah, Tumblr, that will teach you.

Anyway, if you see me around the con, ask me for one of my cool Time Lord Batman Ribbons.

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I’ll post my CONvergence schedule below with links to the online schedule so it’s easy to join my events. In addition to my signings, I will have a few of each of my art prints available in the CONvergence art show.

 

My CONvergence 2014 Schedule:

 

Thursday

2:00pm – 3:00pm Fan Art and Social Media  (Atrium 2)

Discuss how the latest social media platforms and visual blogging sites (such as Tumblr and Pinterest) are enabling more exposure for artists–fan and otherwise. Panelists: Shawn van Briesen, Jennifer Lundstrom, Hal Bichel, Fes Works, Christopher Jones

3:30pm – 4:30pm Parallel Man (Plaza 1)

FREE POSTERS at the panel!!

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Take a look at the new sci-fi adventure coming to you later this year as a comic, a computer game, and in development as an animated TV series, feature film, and toy line. With local creators Jeffrey Morris, Rob Callahan, and Christopher Jones.
Panelists: Christopher Jones, Rob Callahan, Jeffrey Morris

7:00pm – 8:00pm Opening Ceremony (Mainstage)

If it’s not exactly a magical invocation, it is nonetheless our official kick-off for the convention! Join Connie as we welcome our Guests of Honor, give out some awards (including the Mark Time and Ogle winners), and get this party started.
(I co-wrote/produced this. My voice is in it, but I won’t be on stage.)

8:30pm – 10:30pm Smackdown (Mainstage)

Bring your wand and cloak to this year’s Smackdown for some Magical Mayhem! Wizards, witches, warlocks, and sorceresses will be judged as our panel of “experts” decides who lives and who dies in our mystical iron cage match!
Panelists: Amy Berg, Tim Wick, C. Robert Cargill, Melissa Kaercher, Tim Uren, Molly Glover, Joseph Scrimshaw, Kelvin Hatle, Christopher Jones

11:30pm – 12:30am Physics of Impossible Costumes (Atrium 7)

We’ll discuss the physics of our favorite highly unlikely costumes, from unreal women’s shapes and male upper bodies to unrealistic body armor.
Panelists: Ryan Consell, Sarah Barsness, Marie Porter, Karine Charlebois, Christopher Jones

Friday

12:30pm – 1:30pm From TV to Comics (Plaza 2)

We’ll discuss the TV shows that expanded into the comicverse, such as Buffy, Smallville, and Gargoyles. Did they succeed? Were any of the comics improvements on the shows? How did canon change during the transition?
Panelists: Shawn van Briesen, Jonathan Palmer, Greg Weisman, Greg Guler, Karine Charlebois, Christopher Jones

2:00pm – 3:00pm SIGNING  (Autograph Table in CONvergence Central)

I’ll be selling and signing Young Justice trade paperbacks and prints along side Greg Weisman and Greg Guler.

8:30pm – 9:30pm Gargoyles Q&A (Mainstage)

Join the cast and creators of “Gargoyles” to talk about the show and comic books.
Panelists: Greg Weisman, Christopher Jones, Marina Sirtis, Frank Paur, Karine Charlebois, Greg Guler

11:30pm – ??? Young Justice Meet-Up  (Garden Court)

Everyone who attends gets a SYMBIOSI ribbon (while supplies last!)

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Writer Greg Weisman and artist Christopher Jones host an informal gathering for fans of Young Justice! Come hang out, chat, get autographs and take photos. Cosplay is encouraged but not mandatory!
Panelists: Christopher Jones, Greg Weisman

Saturday

12:30pm – 1:30pm SIGNING (Autograph Table in CONvergence Central)

I’ll be selling and signing Young Justice trade paperbacks and prints.

10:00pm – 11:00pm Blue Mug (Edina Room)

Ever wonder about the sexual habits of Gargoyles? Ever wonder who was sleeping with whom among the Young Justice Team or the cast of Spectacular Spider-Man? Join us for for a late night peek at your favorite animated series. This panel will get blue!
Panelists: Greg Weisman, Christopher Jones

11:30pm – 12:30pm Which Supers Should Hook Up?  (Plaza 2)

If Thor and Storm got together, they would have cute little thunderbabies.
Panelists: Lyda Morehouse, Kenneth Konkol, Lathan Murrell, Samma Johnson (mod), Christopher Jones

Sunday

11:00am – 12:00pm SIGNING (Autograph Table in CONvergence Central)

I’ll be selling and signing Young Justice trade paperbacks and prints alongside Tim Lieder.

12:30pm – 3:00pm Art: Impossible (Bloomington Room)

The artists return to the Thunderdome with new challenges to challenge their brain and their artistic integrity. Join us to find out how artists can achieve the IMPOSSIBLE!
Panelists: Tim Wick (mod), Christopher Jones, Melissa Kaercher, Jerry Belich, Louis Frank, Dawn Krosnowski, Ruth Thompson

3:30pm – 4:30pm Young Justice Panel (Mainstage)

Some of the creative minds behind the Young Justice TV and comic book series will talk about this fan favorite.
Panelists: Greg Weisman (mod), Marina Sirtis, Christopher Jones

5:00pm – 6:00pm Closing Ceremony (Mainstage)

It’s not over ’til the gynoid sings – or something like that. Join Connie and our Guests of Honor as we say farewell to another convention. Shenanigans may ensue.
(I co-wrote/produced this. I won’t be on stage.)

Denver Comic Con 2014!

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Denver Comic Con kicks off today! I must say, this is one awesome comic con that I am VERY proud to be back at. Every comic con has its own flavor and personality, and even though Denver Comic Con draws around 75,000 fans, it still does an impressive job of feeling like a community. Plus I get to hang out with Greg Weisman all weekend.

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Last night we checked out the con pre-party at Mile High Comics, which is kind of like the warehouse at the end of Raiders, only for comic books. We really like comic books.

I will be set up at Artist Valley table D16 throughout the convention! Here’s a handy map to help you find me:

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My Denver Comic Con Schedule:

FRIDAY

Young Justice – MINI Main Friday 4:45pm to 5:35pm

The creators of this fan favorite series will talk all things about the team of Super-Hero sidekicks.

Four Color Mixer  – Breckinridge Brewery/Hilton Garden Inn 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Denver Comic Con’s intimate cocktail party to celebrate our special comic book guests, along with a limited number of attendees.

SATURDAY

Batman 75th in Comics – Room 203 2:45pm to 3:35pm

The Dark Knight has prowled the streets of Gotham for 75 years. Come hear from some of the people that made his journey possible over the years.

SUNDAY

Aurora Rise – Booth 532 10:30am to 11:00am

I’ll head over to the Aurora Rise booth to hang out and sign, maybe contribute a sketch for their next charity sketchbook! Check out this great organization!

DMZ Art Talk – DMZ/Corral 1:30pm to 2:15pm

Fans of all ages are invited to come chat and draw with Christopher Jones in the DCC Comics Corral teen zone!

All other times, I will be at my Artist Valley table signing, selling & talking to fans! I didn’t do any panels at last year’s Denver Comic Con since my decision to attend was sort of late in the game, so I’m super excited about my schedule this year. You may also wish to check out Greg Weisman’s Denver Comic Con schedule.

Who Doesn’t Love FREE Stuff?

I’ve got several freebies this year at my Artist Valley table!

Free Mini-prints for followers!

Show me you follow me on Twitter or like my Facebook page for your FREE signed mini-print!

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Free Parallel Man posters!

Parallel Man is my upcoming sci-fi comic series for FutureDude Entertainment. I’ve got a limited supply of FREE full color 11×17″ Parallel Man posters featuring characters from the book, which I am more than happy to sign for anyone who wants one.

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Free Candy & Healthy Snacks!

I always have free candy at my table! It’s part of my evil plan.

Step 1: Have free candy at my table.

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Step 3: Profit!

Recently I’ve also started stocking a supply of granola & breakfast bars for anyone who asks for one. I know convention food can get expensive and it can be tough to eat anything healthy, especially if you’re a young fan on a budget. So if you feel yourself energy crashing or just in need of an energy boost, PLEASE do stop by Artist Valley table #D16 and just ask for a granola/breakfast bar.

Aurora Rise Sketchbook

Available at Aurora Rise Booth #532! I contributed a sketch to the Aurora Rise Sketchbook Vol. 2! All purchases go to benefit victims of the 7/20/12 Aurora Theater Shooting. You can find more information on the Aurora Rise website here.

Prints! 

I’ll have all my Young Justice & comics 11×17″ prints available at my Artist Valley table, including a new Artemis Crock and Wally West print, “Spitfire”. Prints are $20/ea or 3 for $50, which is a significant discount from my Etsy store.

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I’ll also have some smaller, black & white prints for $5, including a Young Justice and a Batman ’66 print.

Signatures are ALWAYS free, so feel free to bring stuff for me to sign.

Classic Doctor Who fans may be interested in picking up my new-in-2014 print, “For the Fans”, based on Peter Davison’s fantastic 50th Anniversary special, “The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot“. This will be the first comic convention I’ll have it at! And of course I’ll have all my other Doctor Who prints, too.

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Day one of Denver Comic Con.

It is a full moon and Friday the 13th.

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Christopher Jones’ C2E2 2014 Schedule & More!

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I am currently packing for my annual visit to Chicago – a strong contender for my favorite city of all time – and very excited to see the C2E2 crowd again! It really is a great show for comics fans and I look forward to every year.

I will be at table U18 in Artist Alley most of the time, but I do have some other events & signings going on!

 

C2E2 2014 Schedule

 

Friday:

12:00pm – 1:00pm  Artist Alley Stage

Watch me draw LIVE on a BIG screen in the middle of Artist Alley!

3:00pm – 4:00pm  Signing at FutureDude (Booth 518)

Come check out my new project & get a free signed poster!

Saturday: 

2:00pm – 3:00pm  Signing and Sketching at FutureDude (Booth 518)

Come check out my new project & get a free poster or quick head sketch!

7:15pm – 8:00pm  C2E2 2014 Young Justice Meet-up!!

Meet other Young Justice fans at C2E2, take some photos, just hang out and talk Young Justice! SYMBIOSI!

Sunday:

11:00am – 12:00pm  Signing at FutureDude (Booth 518)

Come check out my new project & get a free signed poster!

7:30pm – 9:30pm  C2E2 Charity Art AuctionEvil Genius

I may not be present for this depending on how tired I am at the end of the weekend. But I do have a sketch up for auction! The sketch is of the “Evil Genius” character from Time Bandits, a movie everyone should see. It is ink on paper. Either way, go ahead and bid on some art – all proceeds benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital!

 

Artist Alley

When I’m not off signing at FutureDude or on the Artist Alley stage, you’ll be able to find me at Artist Alley table U18. Here’s a handy map:

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I’ll have all my Young Justice & comics 11×17″ prints available at my Artist Alley table, including a new Artemis Crock and Wally West print aptly titled, “Spitfire”. Prints are $20/ea or 3 for $50, which is a significant discount from my Etsy store.

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I’ll also have some smaller, black & white prints for $5, including a Young Justice and a Batman ’66 print. As far as comics, I’ll have some Young Justice: Invasion Trade Paperbacks for $15 and I may bring a box of The Batman Strikes! comics… we’ll see.

Signatures are ALWAYS free, so feel free to bring stuff for me to sign.

Classic Doctor Who fans may be interested in picking up my new-in-2014 print, “For the Fans”, based on Peter Davidson’s fantastic 50th Anniversary special, “The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot“. This will be the first comic convention I’ll have it at! And of course I’ll have all my other Doctor Who prints, too.

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I should also mention that, per usual, I will also have some healthy snacks available free for fans at my Artist Alley table. They are granola & fruit bars. They are completely safe and definitely are not made by Lexcorp. But I know conventions can get expensive and it can be hard to eat healthy at the food court, so if you need an energy boost, just stop by and ask me.

 

Sketches

I will be doing custom sketches at:

$80 for the first character + $60 for each additional character in the same sketch

However, my sketch list fills up FAST at conventions, so the earlier you bring me your request, the better.

 

FREE Mini-Prints!

I debuted my very popular “Disco Nightwing” free mini-print at C2E2 2013, so it seemed fitting to debut a NEW free mini-print at C2E2 2014! Presenting “Fastest Man Alive”! Visit me at C2E2 or any other convention in 2014 to get your own free signed copy!

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Don’t worry – I’ll still have Disco Nightwing mini-prints and Christopher Jones Art buttons available free at least through the rest of 2014!

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Young Justice Meet-Up

Greg Weisman and I have been organizing a little guerrilla programming in the form of Young Justice Meet-Ups at as many conventions as we can – we know the Young Justice fandom is still alive and kicking! So… want to meet other Chicago area Young Justice fans? Take some cosplay photos? Just hang out for a while with me and talk Young Justice?  Come to the hall across from the Speed Dating room on Saturday at 7:15pm! See you there! SYMBIOSI!

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FutureDude

FutureDude Entertainment, publishers of “Parallel Man” (the  new sci-fi action-adventure project I’ve been working on this year,) will have an Exhibitor booth and they will be giving away all kinds of goodies! Including FREE 11×17″ posters featuring my art and colored by Young Justice colorist, Zac Atkinson!

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I will be signing & sketching over at FutureDude’s booth throughout the convention (see my schedule above). Here’s a handy map to find FutureDude at C2E2 (Booth 518):

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Well, I think that about covers it. I had better get back to packing!  See you at C2E2!

 

Gallifrey One: 25 Glorious Years

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Okay, at the 11th hour, I am finally posting my FULL schedule master post for Gallifrey One: 25 Glorious Years. I can’t even tell you how busy I’ve been in the past week to only be getting to this now. But, I’m now in sunny & warm Los Angeles surrounded by several thousand Doctor Who fans. And it is awesome.

Anyway, I’ve been a tad more involved in Gallifrey One this year – I designed this year’s logo, and provided art for the Registration postcard, as well as helping to organize a large Young Justice event at the convention. I’ll be on a couple panels this weekend, and I’ve made sure to have some table time every day so I can be found! So, let’s get down to business, shall we?

 

Here’s my full Gallifrey One: 25 Glorious Years schedule:

Friday: 

1:30pm-3:00pm – Exhibitor table
3:30pm-4:30pm - Four Color Wonderland (Programming B)

Saturday: 

10:00am-3:00pm – Exhibitor table
3:00pm-4:00pm – Kaffeeklatsch (Greg Weisman/Christopher Jones)
5:00pm-6:00pm – Young Justice Panel (Programming B)
6:30pm until ??? – Young Justice Meet-Up (Lobby)

Sunday:

1:00pm-3:00pm – Exhibitor table

 

Gallifrey One Art Show

This is my new print for this year, “For the Fans”! It’s available this weekend at the special Gallifrey One price of $15. After this weekend, it’ll be available at my normal price of $20 at conventions/$30 in my Etsy store.

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These prints will also be available in the Gallifrey One Art Show…

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Exhibitor Table

I’ll have ALL of my prints available while I’m at my hall table, as well as a VERY LIMITED number of Young Justice trade paperbacks. I’ll also be happy to sign anyone’s Gallifrey One 2014 postcard, for which I provided the art. You should be able to find stacks of these around the convention throughout the weekend as well! :)

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Of course, I’ll have FREE buttons or Disco Nightwing mini-prints for my Twitter & Facebook followers!

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And don’t forget to ask me for a ribbon! I brought 150 of these with me and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

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On Saturday afternoon, Greg Weisman will be available at my table for a few hours to sell/sign copies of his novel, Rain of the Ghosts, along with special bonus Character Design concept art!

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Young Justice Events!!

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There will be a Young Justice panel at 5:00pm on Saturday, Feb. 15th in Program Room B! Confirmed panelists are listed below but with this crowd, you never know who might turn up.

    • Cameron Bowen – Voice of Robin (Tim Drake)
    • Kris Carter – Composer
    • Christopher Jones – Comic Book Artist
    • Stephanie Lemelin – Voice of Artemis
    • Eric Lopez – Voice of Blue Beetle
    • Vanessa Marshall – Voice of Black Canary
    • Michael McCuistion – Composer
    • Masasa Moyo – Voice of Bumble Bee
    • Lolita Ritmanis – Composer
    • Andrew Robinson – Writer
    • Brent Spiner – Voice of the Joker
    • Jason Spisak – Voice of Kid Flash
    • Greg Weisman – Producer

There will be a short time for signing after the panel. Then starting at 6:30pm, join Greg Weisman, myself, and other Young Justice contributors for a casual Young Justice fan meet-up in the LAX Marriott lobby. The meet-up is open to the public, but it is during a Doctor Who convention, so expect crowds and to spend your time standing! Also, full disclosure: if it becomes too crowded, the hotel may ask anyone not attending the convention to leave.

Also, I’ve created a special SYMBIOSI ribbon for anyone attending the Young Justice panel or the Meet-up afterwards.

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Okay – I think that’s all the Gallifrey One news & info! Looking forward to seeing lots of fellow Doctor Who and Young Justice fans this weekend! Whew- I’m done with this JUST IN TIME to make it to my first table appearance. Better get going! Allons-y!